SAVE THE DATE
THE 65TH ANNUAL APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
"BLOSSOMS ON SAFARI" COMING SPRING 2011!
APRIL 16 AND 17
(PLEASE NOTE THE DATES ARE CHANGED TO AN EARLIER
WEEKEND DUE TO EASTER. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!)
CALL TO ARTIST FOR OFFICIAL POSTER ARTWORK FOR "BLOSSOMS ON SAFARI".
Welcome to the 65th Annual Apple Blossom Festival and Parade!
This event is hosted and organized by the Sebastopol Area Chamber of Commerce with the support of many local businesses. For specifics of the event please check out the individual pages at left.
We hope you enjoy the Festival weekend. Here's the scoop!
Friday, April 15 kicks off with an Art Show Reception hosted by the Artworkshop of Western Sonoma County in the side room of the Veterans Memorial Building from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The 65th Annual Apple Blossom Parade is a delight for the entire family. Everything from school marching bands to dachshunds in costume will delight the youngest to the oldest. Sebastopol comes alive as the flower-adorned floats, high-stepping horses, and five-year-old dancers march proudly down Main Street. The parade starts at 10:00 Saturday morning, April 16th. The parade route begins at Analy High School and continues South on Main Street and ends at Calder Ave. Starts at 10 am and ends at Noon.
After the parade join us at the Festival:
Saturday, April 16th 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, April 17th 10 am - 5 pm
Ives Park (on Jewell Ave. and Willow St.)
and the Sebastopol Veterans Memorial Building, 282 High St.
Admission and Security
New this year is a two-day festival pass for $15 to allow enjoyment of all the entertainment of your choice on both days.
General Admission for each day will be $10 for adults,
$5 for seniors and students 11-17 and
FREE for age 10 and under. The two-day pass is available in advance at the Chamber office at 265 So. Main Street, other businesses (Sonoma Bank,) and at the gate on Saturday.
To insure a more enjoyable family friendly event and avoid any alcohol related incidences, this year there will be increased security. All bags will be searched at the gate to prevent bringing in alcohol or any dangerous items. Also, please note, the City of Sebastopol has a new ordinance in town that prohibits drinking alcohol on the streets of Sebastopol year round.
Please leave pets at home to assure the comfort, health and safety of your pets
and the attendees of the event.
Fun at the 2009 parade: